HC Deb 08 September 1887 vol 320 c1651
MR. GEDGE(for Mr. BAUMANN) (Camberwell, Peckham)

asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade, Whether he will take into consideration the desirability of nominating to the Thames Conservancy Board a Member of Parliament representing a river-side constituency, there being no representative of the Conservancy in the House of Commons?

THE SECRETARY (Baron HENRY DE WORMS) (Liverpool, East Toxteth)

It would, no doubt, at times be of some advantage that the Board of Conservators of the Thames should be represented in the House; but, in view of the provisions of the Thames Conservancy Act, it would be practically impossible to lay down any hard-and-fast rule such as is indicated by the hon. Member.